Playing in the heart of a dynasty, Tino Martinez was exactly the guy the Yankees wanted playing first base everyday. He helped the Yankees win four championships in five years, including a three-peat from 1998-2000.
Possessing a slick glove and a clutch bat, Tino is most notably known for his grand slam in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the 1998 World Series, breaking a 5-5 tie. His two-run game-tying home run in the 9th inning of Game 4 of the 2001 World Series ranks as one of his greatest contributions as well.
His breakout year was in 1997 when he ranked 2nd in the MVP voting, going yard 44 times and driving in 141 runs.